My first visit to Walt Disney World was Memorial Day weekend of 1978. We went for 5 days/4 nights and stayed at the Golf Resort (remember that). There was 1 park, the Magic Kingdom, and 3 hotels plus Fort Wilderness. They still had the lettered ticket booklets for the attractions and you could pay a dime to ride the Main Street transportation like the fire truck or the horse-drawn trolley. Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, Buzz Lightyear and many other things didn't exist yet. Of course, the Mickey Mouse Revue, If You Had Wings, the Walt Disney Story and several other extinct attractions DID exist. I wonder if we had any clue what an obsession Disney would become in my life. I've now logged 26 visits, my wife (whose first visit wasn't until 1990) has been 18 times and our 12-year-old daughter has been 14 times. We have a large collection of Disney memorabilia that totally occupies one room in our house with pieces scattered throughout the house, as well. And I became a collectibles dealer in 1986 selling almost exclusively Disney items for the first 14 years before expanding to other things. Thanks to Disney, I've met many wonderful people - fellow Disney fans, customers and other dealers at toy and collectible shows, the folks here at DISboards, members of my NFFC chapter, many cast members, etc. That first visit wasn't the start of my Disney obsession, but it certainly accelerated it.